From her outpost at New Smryna Beach Gym, Tiffany Dixon uses her licensed fingers to perform a variety of massages including trigger-point therapy, Swedish, and deep tissue. As clients relax in an atmosphere enhanced by soothing music, Tiffany eases their tensions away with relaxing strokes and calming products such as organic Biotone lotion and cream.
Licensed massage therapist Priscilla Sabljak has been helping her clients overcome pain and soreness since 1996, an effort that earned her the News-Journal's 2009 "Star of the South" award for best massage therapist. But she didn't earn the award with her massage kneads alone; she also has a talent for listening. Before each session, she talks to her clients about what hurts or places they'd like her to give special attention to, such as their shoulders or beautiful new wings. She then tailors a session to help ameliorate issues ranging from chronic pain to general stress and tension.
Billed as "a modern art studio for modern art enthusiasts," A Pirate's Isle Tattoo Studio's artists create the kinds of masterpieces that belong on a canvas. And, in a way, they end up on one, if you consider the body to be a blank canvas, as they do. Will Arney and JT Webster use vivid colors to make body art pop, from a spray of pink flowers blooming along the top of a client's foot to a cluster of menacing skulls. In addition to the tattooing services, they also perform body piercings and apply permanent makeup.
Misty, the bronzing goddess behind Mystified Mobile Airbrush Tanning, personally administers a customized one-on-one tanning experience to each fledgling tan fan during each 15- to 30-minute treatment. While expertly dispensing summery molecules across fair swathes of skin with an HPLV spray-tanning system, Misty explains the process as it's happening and provides friendly instructions on when to turn and when to turn to a magic 8 ball for guidance. The natural, organic Tan Envy products are derived from locally sourced sunbeams. Rosemary, along with vitamins E and C, help to nourish the skin. Witch hazel's astringent properties join açai berry and ginseng for an antioxidant trio that administers microscopic karate chops to each oxidant.
Although massages can be a valuable relaxation tool, they are also capable of improving clients' health and well-being. Understanding that every visitor has different needs, the licensed massage therapists at BodywoRX Massagework to design customized treatments that address each individual's particular concerns and ailments by incorporating various specialized modalities. Gentle Swedish strokes can soothe tension-laden muscles while increasing circulation and improving joint flexibility, and therapeutic modalities, including deep-tissue, craniosacral, and trigger-point techniques, help clients recover from injury- or trauma-induced pain. Comfort is always a priority though, which is why the center's massage rooms feature gentle lighting, soft music, and cozy Comfort Craft massage tables.
Smyrna Skin Spa's staff combines physician experience with aesthetic medicine. In their beauty haven, they moisturize the skin and calm irritation with classic facials, while medical-grade peels lift away dull layers of skin to diminish signs of aging. Other services include laser hair removal, firming body wraps, body contouring, skin tightening, and Botox injections, and the staff sees it as their duty to not only treat problems but educate clients on maintenance and self-care techniques.